Brewed at Hydes

Style: Sweet Stout
Luton, England


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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
Available filtered and pasteurised in cans. Previously 3.0%.
Originally brewed by Mackeson of Hythe in Kent in 1910. This was the first beer to use milk sugar to produce a Milk Stout. The Mackeson brewery was eventually acquired by Whitbread, which in turn was taken over by Interbrew (now AB InBev) who initially produced the beer at their Magor brewery in Wales. Subsequently has been contract brewed by Youngs and latterly by Hydes.
"The Original & Genuine."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (9303) - Tel Aviv, - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Maxís place. Thanks Tom L. Black with a tan head. Aroma of roast, stale coffee with milk, and a bit of cardboard. Sweet flavor with stale coffee with milk, and a roasty finish. Light-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DIBBLE (102) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2015
Aroma of roasted malt, burnt veg. Pours pitch black with thin tan head. Slight lacing. Mouthfeel is on the thin side, clean and smooth, near to flat. Mildly bitter roast malt flavour with weak sweet/creamy coffee notes. Lightly sweet, mildly dry, roast malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TedE (634) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2015
330ml can into glass. Pours pitch black with large coffee coloured head. Smells like milk chocolate and coffee. Tastes like iced coffee. Mouthfeel is medium and milky. With your eyes closed this IS iced coffee. Nice but weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (508) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Pours mahogany with quickly disappearing head that leaves some nice lacing only 2.8 abv by t doesnít taste watery more hoppy milk with liquorice and chocolate notes CV would pass for a mild or oiastmeal stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (2379) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Can from Morrisons. Pours mahogany with a tan head. The taste is slightly sharp and tinny, but with some reasonable roasty flavours of coffee and liquorice. Itís pretty thin as expected, but this is actually pretty good for the ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (3568) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2015
Can from Co-op, Wrekenton, Gateshead. A black beer with a thin white head. It has a rich milk chocolate flavour, vanilla and oak notes with a creamy chocolate milkshake finish. Very nice for such a low ABV beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hohops (605) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Appearance is opaque, brown tinges at the base. A one finger beige foamy head. Aroma- caramel, sweetness, milky, chocolate, cocoa. Taste- dry roast, chocolatey, milky, some sweetness with hints of caramel, but it actually becomes bitter at the end. A bit fuller in the mouth than expected, given the low abv. Perfectly drinkable and pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (7854) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Meh. Takes what I liked about the XXX and dumbs it down, and unfortunately still has the thin palate. Iíll pass on this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
prawlie (1318) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Can into a Hoegaarden glass. This is a perfectly drinkable milk stout, but not likely to get rave reviews. It wears is chocolate and lactose colours on its sleeve, and while its a good balance it does taste a little lacking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (6008) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2014
Got some cans from the local co-op in Cowes. Easily drinkable with aromas of chocolate, coffee and spruce. Light abv with high drinkability and full body. Was surprised by the quality of that piwo. Thumbs up.

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